Lygaeidea & Pyrrhocoroidea

Ant-mimicking Seed Bug I
Ant-mimicking Seed Bug II
Brown Seed Bug
Black and White Seed Bug 

Red Stalk-eyed Bug - Scopiastes melampus

Family Lygaeidae 

This page contains pictures and information about Red Stalk-eyed Bugs that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.
Body length 8mm
This small bug runs fast when disturbed. It is black on red background colour. As the common name suggested, the eyes carried on distinct stalks. 
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We found this bugs only once. 
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Nymph, body length 5mm

1. A taxonomic revision of the Lygaeinae of Australia (Heteroptera: Lygaeidae) - Slater, A., University of Kansas science bulletin, v. 52(8,i.e.9) p. 301-481, 1985. 


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Last updated: February 13, 2012.